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Geek Challenge: Football Stadium Stumper

January's Geek Challenge comes just in time for Super Bowl XLV, where the players on the field won't be the only ones burning energy.  And the excitement of the NFC championchip game that was held in Chicago got us thinking of some ...


Employee Spotlight: Leon Grossman

Leon Grossman, Senior Project Engineer What do you like best about working at DMC? At DMC you are consistently engaged and interested due to variety of projects we work on.  I also appreciate that employees are empowered to make whatever t...


Using Siemens S7-300 PLCs to Report System Errors

The Siemens S7-300 line of PLCs has about a million great features integrated into the programming environment. After I recently inherited a PLC project where some (many) of these were not implemented, I thought it might be a good idea to do a recap ...


DMC Attains Most Siemens Certified Engineers in the USA

DMC just attained a rather significant milestone - we now have eight people who have met all of the requirements for the Global Technical Certification in the SIMATIC Technology areas of S7 PLCs, SIMATIC HMIs, and SIMATIC Networking. This is si...


Those who visit DMC may notice our ever-changing "Quote Board."  This is where we document the most infamous utterances of the moment.  For those who aren't able to keep updated on our quotes in-person we will be showcasing a few ...


DMC to Lead Team Collaboration Workshop at Microsoft’s Midwest Headquarters

DMC will be leading an executive breakfast workshop on March 16, 2011 at Microsoft's Midwest Headquarters in Downers Grove, IL. The event will focus on making the switch to a collaborative company culture and applying technology like Microsoft Sh...


Our firm started partnering with DMC in 1998 to help us integrate some machine controls with computer readouts of SPC data.  As computer technology evolved, our old 386 PC computers became obsolete fairly quickly.  While the basic 1998...


Tortoise SVN and VisualSVN Server - Your project anywhere

Source Code Control (SCC) is universally acknowledged by developers as an important part of developing and maintaining projects.  Effective use of takes discipline because what is not checked into the repository is not saved.  Opening ...


First Impressions

This week marked the end of my first three months here at DMC. And they've been busy months. Every project I've worked on has involved a technology that, prior to joining DMC, I'd never worked with before. So there has been a lot of learn...


Open a Popup Window from a SharePoint Web Part

Recently as I was creating a SharePoint web part for a DMC client I ran across a problem which really stumped me. At first, I thought what I had was an easy problem to solve: how does one open a popup window from C# in a web part? I did a lot of rese...


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